J.F. SCHWARZLOSE BERLIN
The German company J.F. Schwarzlose & Sohne was founded in 1856 by the manufacturer of musical instruments - Joachim Friedrich Schwarzlose - as a family pharmacy business for his sons. The pharmacy was located at Markgrafenstrasse 9 in Berlin, and from this base the sons expanded into the creation of fragrances.
The family established a reputation for fine fragrance among imperial and royal personages, surviving the Great Depression and enduring through two world wars. However, the J.F. Schwarzlose company (like many other German companies of that period) faltered after World War II and was declared defunct in 1976, leaving behind only treasure trove of archives and memories.
In November 2012 this once renoun German brand was restored and returned to the market. The J.F. Schwarzlose Berlin brand was reborn through the launch of four fragrances inspired by classic scents of the house, but designed in conjunction with perfumer Veronique Nyberg to appeal to a modern consumer.